Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Thursday slammed the newly-formed coalition that retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio co-founded, saying it sounds more like favoring authoritarianism and division.
Carpio is a known critic of Sara’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte.
“They claim to be a coalition of democratic forces but they reject so many who do not agree with them. They sound authoritarian to me,” Sara Duterte- told a national daily.
“If they want to be successful, they should make a call for unity. What this country needs is a unity not messages with the word reject,” she added partly in Filipino.
Carpio along with other prominent political personalities launched on Thursday the 1Sambayan national coalition to challenge the “anointed one” of President Duterte in the 2022 polls. Carpio described the Duterte administration as “incompetent.”
“So, we have to offer a better alternative for people because we don’t want the same thing to happen again in the next six years,” Carpio said during the launch of the 1Sambayan coalition.
Aside from Carpio, other convenors of the coalition include retired Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, former Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Jesuit priest Fr. Albert Alejo, retired Rear Admiral Rommel Ong, former Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluela, former Commission on Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza, former lawmaker Neri Colmenares, Atty. Howard Calleja, Partido ng Manggagawa’s Rene Magtubo and Ricky Xavier. SOVEREIGNPH